real-life success stories out there. >> yahoo!, the internet searcher, is up from $4.50, to almost $400, in three years. >> narrator: and investors say there's something clouding their judgment. >> greed, you know. i mean, that was the whole environment at the time. you know, there was a lot of money to be made, and so, that was the pitch. >> you can get in on the ground floor. >> narrator: canfield puts in an initial $10,000. morrione writes a check for $20,000. they're not alone. next on "american greed: the fugitives," the men behind yes entertainment flee, and investors' dreams of internet gold turn to dust. >> i tried to call their offices, and there was no answer. so then, i knew that, "okay, something's going on here." >> narrator: for more about jim eberhart, visit thefugitives.cnbc.com and follow us on twitter @americangreedtv. thefugitives.cnbc.com and follow us on twitter @americangreedtv. we'll be right back.